Metro maintaining regular service during weekend

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Metro says it'll operate on regular weekend schedules this weekend and next, which means trains will run until 3 a.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

      But there will be holiday service on Monday, which means trains will operate from 7 a.m. until midnight and buses will run on a Sunday schedule.

      Metro officials say there will be regular service again next Friday, with extra afternoon trains.

      Metrorail will then operate from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. next Saturday - New Year's Eve - and from 7 a.m. until midnight on New Year's Day. Next Monday, the day the holiday is observed, trains will run from 7 a.m. until midnight and buses will again be on a Sunday schedule.